Sunday, August 30, 2009

Spring has Sprung.

Hello again,

After a winter break, we have returned full of vigor and ready for the spring action. The growing season starts this coming Tuesday, I will have a quiet glass of wine with Sarah to celebrate. Winter has not been particularly cold, however the reduced daylight hours have a big impact on growth rates. We have noticed in the past couple of weeks just how quickly things start to take off when the day length starts to creep up.

The occasional mild frost has made the garden look nice at the expense of the poor suffering seedlings... Currently we have
Carrots, Silverbeet, Beetroot, Cabbages, Broccoli, Black Kale, Garlic, snap Peas, Lettuce, Wild Rocket (Diplotaxis), Spring Onions and some past its prime, bolting, Tatsoi. I have also just put in seed of Tomato, Eggplant, Capsicum and Chilli, it is early but they are under cover.

As the jobs get done, the victories get victored and the failures get failed we will let you know via the Hope farm journal, so please come back and see how we are going.

Cheers AL